Shit! John (Gill)was supposed to write this post. He did every year and made fun of ourselves because we have made mistakes in the past.

Skopelosnews has managed in the past years to mix up the hour that you are supposed to put the clock to when the change from wintertime to summertime arises.

After the mistake readers always forgave us quickly and we could breathe more easily for half a year. Ok here we go. Sunday morning at three o’ clock we set the clock to four o’clock. Sunrise will be an hour ‘later’

Shit! John was supposed to write this post.

25th of March

(source; https://gr.pinterest.com/vettakelepouris/greek-independence-day-march-25/)

Tomorrow it is the 25th of March, the day in 1821 when the Greeks decided enough is enough, we want our independence. They were part of the Ottoman empire long enough. The war of Greek Independence lasted until 1932.

The war started in Turkish held Moldavia when some troops invaded there.
The troops were defeated but on March 25 the real fighting began on the Peloponnese, north of the gulf of Corinth and on several island. Within a year the rebels had gained control of the Peloponnese and in January 1822 they declared the independence of Greece.

March 25 is both a national and religious holiday (Annunciation). March 25 is also the name day for Vangelis, Evangelos, Vangelio, Evangelia and Eva.

On Skopelos students from the high school, the elementary school and the scouts will march from the mayor’s office until the entrance of the harbor.
It will be a sunny day. Around 10.30 the students will get ready. At the war monument in front of the harbor some words will be said and wreaths will be laid down. After that the march will begin. Most shops and big supermarkets will be closed.

One more

Proteus ferryboat from Friday the 7th of April

Saturday the 8th of April.

This is how Proteus sails.

Source: http://www.anes.gr/routes_en.php
As the days pass more itineraries will show up on the website.

Spring is here

In the morning the humidity is the highest, the trees and bushes look at their best and the snails have come out to find a nice leaf. Every day the sun rises behind Alonissos in a different way.

Sadly, Alpha bank is closing it’s office on Skopelos from the 7th of April. Skopelosnews had heard the news from a reader but got confirmation this morning from the bank manager there. If you want to keep your account and do business you can go to the office in Skiathos which is located on the harbor front. As far as we know you can still take money from your bank account via the ATM’s on the island.

Hot and cold

The high temperatures on the island and the cold sea gives us many opportunities to photograph the fog coming towards the island. First when the sun rises and a little bit later downtown in the harbor. Good morning!